Sports Development: Policy, Process and Practice

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Sports development is an important emerging field of academic study with a distinctive contribution to make to wider social, cultural, economic and educational policies and practices. Sports Development: Policy, Process and Practice offers a detailed, authoritative and dependable guide to all aspects of the subject.

Now in its second edition, this popular course text examines the roles of those working in and around sports development and explores how professionals can devise ...

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Overview

Sports development is an important emerging field of academic study with a distinctive contribution to make to wider social, cultural, economic and educational policies and practices. Sports Development: Policy, Process and Practice offers a detailed, authoritative and dependable guide to all aspects of the subject.

Now in its second edition, this popular course text examines the roles of those working in and around sports development and explores how professionals can devise better and more effective ways of promoting interest, participation or performance in sport. The book has been fully updated to include coverage of contemporary debates about mass participation, community sports development, social inclusion, coaching and talent development, PE and school sport, working and volunteering in sports development, elite performance and the Olympic Games, research and policy evaluation.

Sports Development represents an invaluable resource for university and further education students, researchers and those working in sports development and is essential reading for all those wanting to prove themselves effective in this area.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book represents a watershed in the history of the sector and provides an important single point of reference for the subject."Derrick Anderson, CBE, Chief Executive, Lambeth Council

"A rich and varied contribution to the proliferation of courses and to the professional wishing to engage in a critical examination of its policy, process and practice."Journal of Sport, Education and Society

"This second edition brings us right up to date at a time when any discussions defining and redefining what sports development actually is are more relevant than ever."Val Stevenson, Education and Training Manager, Institute for Sports Parks and Leisure (ISPAL)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415421829
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/30/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Peter Bramham and Kevin Hylton 2. Sports Policy, Peter Bramham 3. Developing Sports Practice, David Jackson 4. Developing 'Sport for All': Addressing Inequality in Sport, Kevin Hylton and Mick Totten 5. Community Sports Development, Kevin Hylton and Mick Totten 6. Partnerships in Sport, Stephen Robson 7. PE and School Sport, Anne Flintoff 8. Sport and Health, Stephen Robson and Jim McKenna 9. Resourcing Sports Development, David Jackson and Peter Bramham 10. Sports Development and Sports Coaching, John Lyle 11. Researching and Evaluating Sports Development, Jonathan Long

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